High Output Turboelectric Diesel (HOTeD)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0111
Agency Tracking Number: 08SB2-0231
Amount: $98,886.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: SB082-010
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
9950 Wakeman Drive, Manassas, VA, 20110
DUNS: 604717165
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jeremy Hollman
 Senior Propulsion Systems Engineer
 (617) 500-4830
 jhollman@aurora.aero
Business Contact
 Diana Eichfeld
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (703) 396-6329
Email: deichfeld@aurora.aero
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
There is a current need for small heavy fuel engines that are light and reliable enough to be used in a variety of applications, such as UAV propulsion. The challenges for such an engine are in meeting the often stringent and competing requirements of high thermal efficiency and high power to weight ratio. Microturbines lack in thermal efficiency and small diesel engines lack in power to weight. An innovative solution to maximizing the flexibility and advantages of both of these platforms is an innovative hybrid engine combining several technologies. Preliminary analysis already shows potential advantages of this system including high power density, high thermal efficiency, and the flexibility to be scaled across a broad range of power requirements. This proposal outlines an effort to model this new hybrid engine, conduct an optimization and trade study, develop a preliminary design for a specific application, and outline a development plan that would take the engine design through the prototype stage.

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